New Zealand Announces Lockdown Over Single COVID-19 Case, 5 Delta Infections Recorded Since Then
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand's first lockdown in months after a single case of the coronavirus was reported. The country has not had transmission of the disease in the last half a year due to the strict procedures followed by the people and establishments.
Thousands of Students Forced to Quarantine After Exposure to COVID-19, Marking Rocky Start of Reopening of Schools
School officials reported that 5,599 students were forced to quarantine after being exposed to a positive case of the coronavirus. The incident marks a fearful time as schools across the United States begin to reopen in-person learning environments.
Third Shot: FDA Allows Immunocompromised Persons to Get COVID-19 Booster Shot
For individuals with weakened immune systems, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a booster dosage of COVID-19 vaccinations from Pfizer and Moderna on Thursday.
COVID-19 Patient Zero Infected by a Bat in Wuhan Lab; WHO Probe Team Reveals
WHO doctor reveals information stating the probability that a bat infected COVID-19 patient zero inside a Wuhan laboratory. Speculations over how SARS-CoV-2 came to infect and start a worldwide contagion have been going on since the beginning of the pandemic.
Fight-or-Flight Response of COVID-19 Long Haulers May Become Abnormally Active Especially in Younger People
Scientists have specific findings in a study that indicates COVID-19 affecting young people will compromise an autonomic fight or flight reaction. The reaction determines how an animal reacts to danger, but the study is not final with its conclusions yet.
German Anti-Vax Nurse Allegedly Switches 8,600 COVID-19 Vaccines With Saline, Risking Lives
An alleged anti-vax nurse in Germany is accused of exchanging thousands of coronavirus vaccines with saline solution at a vaccination center in Friesland. Authorities are investigating the case and are urging residents to get an additional shot of the vaccine.
Marburg Virus Threatens to Spread from Guinea, WHO Warns the Ebola-Like Virus Could Be Contagious
Medical experts in West Africa reported the first fatality of the Marburg virus, an Ebola-like disease, in the region. The World Health Organization has urged the country's officials to try and contain the spread of the virus before it gets out of hand.
Melioidosis Kills One in Georgia; US Health Officials Investigate Rare Fatal Tropical Disease Found in 4 States
The CDC confirmed one person died of a rare tropical disease, Melioidosis, in Georgia, which is related to three other cases in various states.
US Military Officials to Require Vaccination Among Staff by September 15
The Defense Secretary of the United States have released a memo announcing that all military personnel will be required to get vaccinated by September 15. United States President Joe Biden have supported the statement as the Delta variant continues to spread worldwide.
Top Mental Health Apps for College Students
Mental health is considered more serious among college students today than any prior generation. Gen Z is more likely to reach out when they're struggling, and it's creating a huge cultural shift about the way students address their mental health. In response, telehealth services are becoming more popular and creating direct paths to hope and healing for people who may have otherwise slipped through the cracks.
Thousands of French Residents Protest Against Mandatory COVID-19 Health Pass for Public Areas
Amid France's expansion of its mandatory COVID-19 health pass, thousands of residents protested in the streets, decrying the alleged threat to their "freedom." Some residents said they would never get vaccinated against the coronavirus despite the risks.
Anthony Fauci Worries About Super Spreader Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Possible Worse COVID-19 Variant Than Delta May Affect People If They Don't Get Vaccinated
Dr. Anthony Fauci is concerned about the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota and the additional viral mutations that might be worse than the Delta variant.
Countries Go Against WHO Recommendations, Begin Administering Booster Shots to Curb COVID-19 Spread
Countries worldwide are planning to administer booster shots of the coronavirus vaccines to further help curb the spread of the disease among their residents. This comes after the World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a moratorium on additional injections.
WHO Urges Countries to Stop Administering Booster Shots, Cites Vaccine Supply Needs of Struggling Nations
The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called for a moratorium on booster shots in all countries. The medical expert said that the science behind the treatment is unproven and that it takes away supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses from struggling nations.
China Lashes Out at GOP Report on Wuhan Lab Theory, Accuses US of Lying, Distorting Facts on COVID-19 Origins
China slammed the GOP report claiming COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab is "entirely based on fabricated lies and distorted facts without giving any proof."